Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1979-01-12
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Recorded by Eddie Claridge.
Split 30' on the balcony with Sony ECM-280 mics > Sony tc158
Digital Remaster by Jim Wise.
Thanks to Robert Donnelly for the disks.
Cdparanoia by Jeff Kempka on 5/3/2000.
- 2004-03-26 10:16:47
- Split 30' on the balcony with Sony ECM-280 mics > Sony tc158; FOB Cass. Master > DAT > Soundforge > CDR > Cdparanoia > SHN
- Philadelphia, PA
- Taped by
- Eddie Claridge
- Transferred by
- Jim Wise
- The Spectrum
Subject: First ever Dead show
It was mesmerizing, it was overwhelming and it was spectacular.
The funny thing is at the time I had never encountered a band that spent so much time between songs tuning.
U S blues it was amazing
Subject: Not much better guitar work than this Dancin'
Subject: Insane Dancin'
Subject: wrong info
look for a new transfer direct from the source DAT @ 48k soon ... no digi or analog gens
Subject: 1st Show
Subject: Almost 5 stars,
Subject: U.S. Blues
Subject: U.S. Blues
Subject: front row
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: I was there
Subject: Bob is loud
Subject: What a day
Subject: Jerry just wails!!
Check out the Dancin In The Streets, The body of the song is about 17 minutes long, then everybody left the stage except for Jerry and Billy and they kept doing the Dancing jam for another 8 minutes, it's great. After Drums is just good old Grateful Dead, A raw and jammin' NFA >> GDTRFB, Jerry is just going nuts for the whole jam. Bob's slide is turned up a little too much on GDTRFB But it sounds pretty good to me, and as previously mentioned, this is the only 1979 GDTRFB. Also Jerry and Phil really take off and just wail in the jam behind Bob. I give the Dancin on 5 stars, but overall with the rest of the show it gets a 4 from me.
Subject: listen to this NFA
The real gem of this show might not be the 25 min dancin, although it is fantastic and in 3D (Phil). The song that blew me away was the 15 min NFA out of drums. Jerry just plays all sorts of different themes I've never heard in a NFA. The song is really powerful and relaxed at the same time. Everyone is just giving everyone space in the music and Jerry is some where up in the rafters, just like a butterfly winding through a grapevine.
Oh, and the recording has some great low frequency sounds and it doesn't have any hiss. This is one hell of an audience tape - thanks to those who captured this awesome moment in time.
Subject: sounds good to me
Subject: A Scourcher!
Listen for the China Cat tease Jerry does at the very very end of GDTRFB.
If I was a monkey I'd give this 4 thumbs up, but since I'm not, I'll give it 5 stars.
Subject: stellar Dancin'
smokin' dancin' in.....worth a listen
Subject: What a show!!
Having been at the makeup show the Friday previous (November 78 tickets were used for 1/5/79) I was anxious to see what a quick romp to NYC had done for the boys. After an average Jack Straw came Candyman and Jerry's voice was the first noticeable casualty, it's frailty and quivering quality lent credence to the rumor that Jerry was having vocal problems (the original November 78 shows were cancelled because of 'laryngitis'). As the show went on his voice became weaker and weaker and yet his determination to deliver just touched my heart. The second set is what makes this show a 5 for me. Jerry's voice is truly endearing especially during Rose's he just aches with passion. The drums is one of my alltime favorites with just Billy and Jerry noodling "Dancin' a full 7-8 minutes after the band has left the stage.
Since I moved away form Philly shortly thereafter. This would be the last show I saw of the boys in my beloved Spectrum where I'd seen them so many times before.
Subject: very average show
Subject: 25 minutes of Dancin In the Streets
Subject: what is needed to download music?
1/12/1979 was my first show and I have been looking for it for years. What do I need to download music here?
Subject: bad sound
Subject: mislabeled track
Subject: birthday show
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